Andre Johnson says ‘nothing good has happened’ since Texans hired Jack Easterby

Mark Lane
·2 min read

Andre Johnson does not like the state of affairs with the Houston Texans.

The former 2003 first-round pick and inaugural Texans Ring of Honor member spat fire about the organization on Twitter. Johnson covered a range of issues from advising quarterback Deshaun Watson to stand his ground to expostulating about executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby.

“If I’m @deshaunwatson I will stand my ground,” Johnson tweeted Tuesday. “The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers. Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building nothing good has happened in/for the organization and for some reason someone can’t seem to see what’s going on. Pathetic!!!”

Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair indicated that, although Easterby, who served as interim general manager following the firing of Bill O’Brien on Oct. 5, 2020, would revert back to football operations following his stint as interim general manager, they were still working on what Easterby’s job would be going forward.

“Jack is very gifted in a lot of different areas, and those areas would be things that [general manager] Nick (Caserio) will need as he moves into his role as GM,” McNair told reporters on Jan. 8 at Caserio’s introductory press conference. “It won’t be roster. It won’t be free agency. Like I said before, those are the GM jobs that Nick is doing, and he will look to Jack to do some of these other things that Jack has done really well in the past.”

Johnson was a member of the Texans organization until August of 2020. The three-time All-Pro was a special adviser to the general manager, coach, and scouting department in 2019. Johnson still remains with the Texans as a team ambassador, appearing at various community outreach events. If anyone has any insight into the Texans’ inner workings, it would be Johnson.

Easterby was initially hired as executive vice president of team development in April of 2019.